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Utah lawmakers override governor’s veto, enacting transgender sports ban

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veto of a bill barring transgender girls from participating in female-designated sports.The House of Representatives voted 56-18 to override the veto, with the Senate voting 21-8 soon afterward.

Four Republican lawmakers had needed to switch their initial votes to support the override. In the end, all but two Republicans in each chamber did reports the Deseret News.Rep.

Kera Birkeland (R-Morgan), who previously proposed a commission to determine transgender athletes’ eligibility, urged her fellow lawmakers to support the override, even though the final version of the bill was not what she had initially proposed.

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